4 days in Iceland Itinerary

4 days in Iceland Itinerary

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4 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
day
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary planning site .

Newark, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Akureyri to be cooler, temps between 57°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): go for a walk through Viti Crater, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid road trip tool .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Hverarond ©
Hverarond
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 19th (Sun), trek along Reykjadalur Hot Springs, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Perlan ©
Perlan
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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